A gorgeous outdoor ceremony site at Soldier Creek Winery created the perfect setting for Kristine & Cody’s winery wedding.
Simple decor was all that was needed for the ceremony, as the panoramic setting of the vineyard set the stage for this winery wedding. Other wine-related elements were pulled into the theme, like a heart made from wine corks.
How he proposed: I went to pick up a pumpkin that Cody pointed out by the stem and the bottom stayed on the ground holding a beautiful sparkling diamond. He dropped to his knee and asked the question every girl dreams of. I wish I could remember the exact words he said but all I distinctly remember him saying was “Kristine Lynn Schuster will you marry me?” I fell into his arms crying yes!
From the photographer: All morning we had phones out — tracking the radar and hourly forecast. We managed to get all the bridal party photos in at the vineyard, and as we began the photos with family we could see a storm cloud over Fort Dodge proper. Speeding through photos, Kristine took off for cover in the barn just as a cloud burst came through, pouring rain and soaking everything. The burst ended with enough time to dry everything before the ceremony, and we set the groomsmen to work toweling off seats. Declaring their love for one another during the ceremony, Kristine and Cody and all their guests (and the photographer!) became drenched as another rain cloud passed over the ceremony just as the officiant declared “I now pronounce you husband and wife” and they shared their first kiss in the rain. It was definitely one for the record books!
Photographer: amanda.matilda.photography//Cake Designer:Hy-Vee//Jewelry: Kirkberg Connections//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Men’s Wearhouse//DJ: Mojo Productions//Dress Store:Pure Bridal//Event Venue: Soldier Creek Winery